Friday, May 13, 2011

Save the Date: Midwest KM Symposium Tues, Sept 13th 2011 - Cleveland, Ohio

This year we will be holding the symposium in Cleveland Ohio at the Federal Reserve bank in downtown Cleavland.  The symposium will be broken down into three 2 hr. segments

Segment One: Managed by Kathleen Valderrama Contact at:
Topics: Organizational Development, Motivation and inspiration, People, and Cultural Insights

Segment Two: Managed by Karla Phlypo Contact at:
Topics: Processes, procedures and methods used to motivate, share, acquire, transfer, reuse knowledge and learning

Segment Three: Managed by Curtis Conely Contact at:
Topics: Technology - old technology with new uses, future technologies and present day examples of successful uses of technology

Please send your topic to the appropriate segment manager.
Stay up to date by going to the Midwest KM Community Website.
Insight submission are due by August 15, 2011.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

KM Chicago May 10: Social Search Engines with Bill Chamberlin

Social Search Engines: Social media are a new way to contribute digital content, so we need better ways to search for this content than the big search engines offer.

The emergence of social media means a new and different way for people to contribute digital content. Likewise, it means we need new ways to search for and find this new content. The big search engines don't necessarily focus on finding this content. This session will provide an overview of some search engines that help you find information in the social media. At the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand why we want to search and participate in the social media 
  • Understand what types of search engines are available on the public Internet that allow you to search social content.

About Bill Chamberlin
Bill is a 30 year veteran of IBM spanning a career in both Sales and Marketing. He has spent the last 16 years in IBM's Market Insights organization supporting IBM Marketing and Strategy professionals. He currently works as a Principal Consultant Analyst on a small team focused on helping IBMers develop social media marketing strategies. Bill is also a community leader, having built and managed the 1900 member HorizonWatch community within IBM since 2001. He is very active in the social media blogging and tweeting under the HorizonWatching brand name. Bill received his MBA in 1995 from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and has lived in the Chicagoland area his entire life.